Protests gathered in east Minneapolis for a rally and march to denounce hate speech and hate crimes against Muslims in 2016 – Courtesy of Flickr/Fibonacci Blue Protests gathered in east Minneapolis for a rally and march to denounce hate speech and hate crimes against Muslims in 2016 – Courtesy of Flickr/Fibonacci Blue

‘Tolerance day’ a call to eliminate ‘Islamophobia’: FM spokesman

Fri, Nov. 17, 2017
CAIRO – 17 November 2017: Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid hashtaged on Thursday, “the International Day for Tolerance” on Twitter, describing it as a call to counter “Islamophobia” (intense fear of Islam).

“Tolerance day is a renewed call to confront hatred and extremism, to drown out voices of violence and destruction,” Abu Zeid said.

“Egypt, with its eminent religious institutions, will remain a beacon of tolerance and supporter for dialogue among civilizations,” Abu Zeid added.

Egypt has been engaged in a war against Islamist militant groups, with Islamic State (IS) terrorist group and Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in Sinai on top of the list.

Security Forces arrested on Thursday the Libyan terrorist Abdel Rahim Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mismary, one of the elements involved in Giza-Wahat attacks, according to the Interior Ministry.

On October 31, the Egyptian Air Forces launched airstrikes on a hiding place along Al-Wahat (Oasis) road, killing a large number of militants according to the Armed Forces Spokesperson Tamer el-Refaai.

The airstrikes come in retaliation for the Giza-Wahat attacks that were carried out on October 20, against security forces. The attacks resulted in the death of 17 officers during fire exchange, according to the Interior Ministry.
 
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